Zero-dimensional transistor harvests bubble energy wasted during water electrolysis
Scientist proves Braess paradox 'disappears' under high traffic demands
Researchers Build Artificial Immune System to Solve Computational Problems
Analysis yields better optimization algorithms for engineering problems
Optimization algorithms, which try to find the minimum values of mathematical functions, are everywhere in engineering. Among other things, they're used to evaluate design tradeoffs, to assess control systems, ...
Quantum computing machine under scrutiny
A new and innovative computing machine is currently attracting a great deal of attention in specialist circles. A team under the leadership of Matthias Troyer, a professor at ETH Zurich, has now confirmed ...
Building a digital life form: OpenWorm, Open Source
IEEE 802.11ad approval steps up marketplace WiGig
Physicists propose solution to constraint satisfaction problems
(PhysOrg.com) -- Maria Ercsey-Ravasz, a postdoctoral associate and Zoltan Toroczkai, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, have proposed an alternative approach to solving difficult constraint ...
Superstition proved to improve performance
Google Chrome extensions to be officially released
From nature, robots
(PhysOrg.com) -- To a robot designer like Sangbae Kim, the animal kingdom is full of inspiration. "I always look at animals and ask why they are the way they are," says Kim, an assistant professor of mechanical ...
Achieving optimal efficiencies for nanoengines
Relocation, relocation, relocation: Math could address climate change population concerns
As sea levels rise in the wake of climate change and semi-arid regions turn to desert, people living in those parts of the world are likely to be displaced. A mathematical approach to planned relocation reported in the International Jo ...
Simulating the cost of generating a combination of electricity sources
Increasing reliance on renewable energies is the way to achieve greater CO2 emission sustainability and energy independence. As such energies are yet only available intermittently and energy cannot be stored easily, most ...